Jon Hamilton

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When Coronavirus Struck Seattle, This Lab Was Ready To Start Testing

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Scientists at the University of Washington's medical school began working on a test for coronavirus back in January. Now they're using it to fight an outbreak in their own backyard.

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Inside A Seattle Lab Now Testing For Coronavirus

Thursday, March 05, 2020

A lack of testing for coronavirus has hampered the U.S. public health response to the outbreak. But in Washington state, an outbreak hot spot, a university lab can now run 1,000 tests a day.

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Scientists Find Speech And Music Live On Opposite Sides Of The Brain

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Canadian scientists have shown that brain scans of people listening to songs found that an area in the left hemisphere decoded words while one in the right hemisphere decoded the melody.

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How The Brain Teases Apart A Song's Words And Music

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Brain scans show that when people listen to songs, an area in the left hemisphere decodes speech-like sounds while one on the right processes musical information.

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Will That Antidepressant Work For You? The Answer May Lie In Your Brain Waves

Monday, February 10, 2020

Scientists say certain brain wave patterns can predict whether a person is likely to respond to a common antidepressant, or would do better with non-drug therapy.

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Researchers Link Autism To A System That Insulates Brain Wiring

Monday, February 03, 2020

Brains affected by autism appear to share a problem with cells that make myelin, the insulating coating surrounding nerve fibers that controls the speed at which the fibers convey electrical signals.

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Scientists Find Imperfections In 'Minibrains' That Raise Questions For Research

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Brain organoids grown in the lab look a lot like developing human brains. But a new study finds some important differences that could affect how scientists use them.

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Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could help people with muscle and bone diseases.

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Scientists Reach Out To Minority Communities To Diversify Alzheimer's Studies

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Black and Hispanic people often don't volunteer for studies of Alzheimer's disease, despite their risks for developing it. Researchers are working to make studies more inclusive, but it's not easy.

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A Cancer Drug For Parkinson's? New Study Raises Hope, Draws Criticism

Monday, December 16, 2019

A leukemia drug seemed to help patients with Parkinson's disease. But critics say the results are equivocal and could raise false hopes.

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Medical Students Say Their Opioid Experiences Will Shape How They Prescribe

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

One medical student was addicted to opioids. Another relied on them to control disabling pain. Both think their experiences will help them be better doctors when it comes to prescribing opioids.

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The Loudness Of Vowels Helps The Brain Break Down Speech Into Syl-La-Bles

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Syllables are the building blocks of spoken language. And now a study of brain activity hints at how we extract them from a stream of speech.

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When It Comes To Vaping, Health Officials Insist There's A Lot At Stake

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A former vaper has a warning for others. And, scientists work to understand how nicotine affects the teenage brain. (This segment initially aired on Oct. 10, 2019 on Morning Edition.)

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Jimmy Carter Surgery: 'No Complications' In Bid To Relieve Pressure On His Brain

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter, 95, was admitted to Emory University Hospital on Monday evening for the procedure. He was accompanied by his wife, Rosalynn.

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New Study Challenges The Assumption That Math Is Harder For Girls

Friday, November 08, 2019

Research shows that when boys and girls as old as 10 do math, their patterns of brain activity are indistinguishable. The finding is the latest challenge to the idea that math is harder for girls.

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Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

Friday, November 08, 2019

Brain scans of 104 boys and girls doing basic math tasks found no gender differences. The finding adds to the evidence that boys and girls start out with equal ability in math.

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How Deep Sleep May Help The Brain Clear Alzheimer's Toxins

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A study of 11 sleeping brains sheds some light on the mysterious link between sleep problems and Alzheimer's disease. The flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the brain appears to be the key.

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U.S. Travel Ban Disrupts The World's Largest Brain Science Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Scientists from nations including Iran, Mexico, and India were refused visas to attend this year's Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. Some researchers got stand-ins to present their work.

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Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk

Monday, October 21, 2019

Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the disease.

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Low Blood Sugar Levels May Keep Alzheimer's At Bay

Monday, October 21, 2019

People with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Researchers say they are beginning to understand why, and the answer has to do with the way the brain uses sugar.

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